Transport and infrastructure in Nicaragua

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Nicaragua with the average of all countries in America. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 23,897 km. Theoretically, this is 3.65 meter for each of the 6.5 millions inhabitants of the country. Nicaragua hereby ranks 130th in a worldwide comparison.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 910 km long coastline.

Airports in Nicaragua

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Central America

  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 23,900 km3,650.90 km183.30 m 644,200 km2,924.70 km236.78 m
Railroads 0 km0.00 km0.00 m 31,600 km143.48 km11.62 m
Waterways 2,220 km339.16 km17.03 m 9,200 km41.63 km3.37 m
Commercial harbors 60.920.000 15,67771.170.006
Airports 14722.461.128 2,99313.590.001